Tao Wellness Med Spa
At Tao Wellness Med Spa, each chemical peel treatment is designed to meet your unique skin concerns, addressing everything from dry, dull-looking skin to acne and acne scarring and complete skin rejuvenation. We offer many other skin rejuvenation options as well, including the popular Morpheus8 Microneedling and Lumecca IPL.
Chemical peels can treat a variety of different skin concerns while also working to improve the appearance of the skin overall. Common skin concerns addressed by chemical peels can include:
The VI chemical peel is a medical grade, medium depth chemical peel that removes the dead outer layers of the skin to reveal the healthy skin underneath. You will experience remarkable improvement in skin texture, color, and a more youthful appearance. This treatment can be used on any skin type to treat melasma, sun damage, scarring, acne, enlarged pores, rosacea, and wrinkles.
For best results, combine in a series of 3 treatments. For the ultimate anti-aging treatment, combine the VI peel and BOTOX Cosmetic within the same treatment!
Chemical peels are a skincare treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution directly to the surface of the skin. This solution targets the outermost layers of damaged skin in order to help reveal the smooth skin below. Chemical peels vary based on the types of acid used that the depths these acids penetrate in the skin, allowing them to treat a wide range of different skin concerns.
Chemical peels work by targeting the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Different chemicals are applied and work to alter the pH of the skin, allowing the release of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin that contribute to the dull appearance or the buildup of oils and acne. The exfoliation of these dead skin cells then promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells, delivering a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Before your chemical peel, you will want to avoid tanning or tanning beds for at least 2 to 4 weeks and should use an SPF 50+ sunscreen every day before treatment. When you come in for your chemical peel, you want the treatment area clean and free from any makeup or lotions.
For your chemical peel, you will be given eye protection before lying down. Our specialist may apply a neutral paste around sensitive areas, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth to limit the pooling of the chemical solution. Depending on the chemical chosen for your peel, it may be a thin liquid that is applied to the skin with brushes or a gauze swab or it may be a thicker concentration or gel applied with a specialized spatula.
The chemical agent is first placed on areas of thicker skin, such as the forehead before being spread evenly across the remainder of your face. During this time, you may experience some tenderness of the skin which can cause a burning or stinging sensation. Once the chemical peel is completed, a cool compress or neutralizing wash is used to cool the skin.
Immediately after your chemical peel, your skin will be red and irritated. In cases of a deep chemical peel, you may also experience mild swelling. You may continue to experience mild burning or stinging, but that should resolve.
Downtime and recovery after a chemical peel will depend on the type of peel used to address your concerns. Mild peels often require little to no downtime while deeper peels can require up to 3 weeks of downtime while the skin heals.
If you are looking to revitalize your skin and improve texture, you are a good candidate for a chemical peel provided you are in good overall health. Because there are many different types of peels, milder options can be used for those with more sensitive skin. While peel options are available for almost everyone, those with darker skin tones are recommended to choose milder options to avoid potential pigment changes. Other potential limiting factors can include: